This area within the Skeena Mountains eco-section offers some of the finest hiking opportunities in west-central British Columbia. Glacier-fed lakes, rugged peaks and extensive sub-alpine meadows provide day and overnight hiking opportunities. Area habitat supports healthy populations of mountain goat, moose, marmot and many species of birds.
Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes are world-class trout fishing lakes. Activities include fishing, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing, ATV-ing, and horseback riding. A corral is available to horseback riders at the North Leighton campsite within the park. Wild horses can often be seen grazing the open meadows around Tunkwa Lake. Firewood is available for sale.
The most popular hiking trails start from Kootenay National Park to the west and from Spray Lakes, south of Canmore, Alberta. Popular activities include camping, hiking, mountain climbing, as well as fishing and ski touring in the winter. During the summer, campsites are on first-come, first-serve basis. During summer and winter, reservations can be made…
Located on the popular Christina Lake in the Monashee Mountains, Gladstone Provincial Park offers fantastic camping and boating opportunities. The park also has 48 km of hiking trails as well as backcountry horseback trails. Day-use and picnicking can be found at the nearby Christina Lake Provincial Park day-use area. Firewood and ice are available for…
Beautiful rugged beaches and secluded bays are tucked along 33 km of unspoiled shoreline, with rustic campsites at various points. Note this is an area of the 2003 forest fires; trails re-opened in 2005. Vehicle parking available at north & south boundaries of park. Camping fees apply at marine sites. All camping is user maintained….
Manning (E.C. Manning)
Manning Park is a popular four-season destination area in British Columbia with driving access to the Sub-Alpine Meadows in the summer. It is also the end point of the Pacific Crest Trail spanning from Mexico to BC. Summer features: camping, hiking, biking, stargazing, horseback riding, bird and wildlife watching, fishing, canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding (boat rentals available) and new playground. Winter features:…
Cathedral Park is a very popular hiking area, but the season can be very short due to the high elevation and potential for snow. The season is generally mid June to late September. No vehicles are allowed into the core area on the private access road. Cathedral Lakes Lodge provides jeep transportation service (fee for…
The Skagit Valley provides excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in a natural, wilderness setting. The park offers 50 km of horse trails and is a very popular fishing area. Note: Ross Lake campground is located on a reservoir. The level of water in the reservoir fluctuates greatly. July and August are the only months when the…
A popular park for hiking, fishing, small motor-boating, canoeing and kayaking. 40 km of hiking trails are great for wildlife viewing and enjoying nature. Those seeking a wilderness camping experience can access the campgrounds located at Greendrop, Lindeman, Flora, and Radium Lakes. If you want to enjoy camping with all of the comforts of home,…
Mount Seymour offers a variety of summer recreation activities including picnicking, bird and wildlife viewing, mountain biking, and hiking. In the summer, Mt Seymour Resorts Ltd. offers a patio restaurant and bar and a Summer Kids Eco Adventure Camp in July and August. These mid-week day camps for 5-12 and 13-15 year olds offer children…
Gowlland Tod provides an excellent and extensive network of over 25 km of hiking trails, offering spectacular vistas, wildlife viewing, and opportunity for nature appreciation. In spring and early summer, moss-covered rocky knolls come alive with colourful, vibrant wildflowers. Tod Inlet provides boaters a view of the Butchart Gardens fireworks display in July and August.
If it’s outdoor recreation you’re after, Cowichan River Park is the place to go. Great for swimming, canoeing, white-water kayaking, tubing, camping, fishing, and hiking. Also, it’s a great place to take it easy in the sun; you’re bound to find something to do in this “recreation corridor”. Stoltz Pool is open year round.